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VRC, 2023 Northern California - Silicon Valley - Spin Up Tournament #3 MS&HS, In-Person, with Standard Judging

29-Jan-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 2
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
21-Nov-2022 20:00 EST
Registration Deadline
15-Jan-2023 20:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info


  • Please read these Important Instructions for teams and send this to everyone on the team including parents

  • Please Sign Up for SMS (due Jan 26th) - required for queuing at the tournament

  • We will be requiring all teams planning to submit engineering notebooks, please do so online. The hard deadline for submission is Thursday, Jan 26th

  • All student team members have to fill out consent forms  and signed by parents/legal guardian (either upload it to robotevents or bring it on site)

  • Please Sign Up for volunteering if possible

  • We have made arrangements for Pizza delivery for lunch. You have to Preorder Pizza by Saturday, Jan 28th at 10AM by filling out this form. We will be accepting cash payments and they have to be made when you checkin in at the AM on Sun, Jan 29

  • We have a number of VEX parts available for purchase,  at the same price as in (brain, kits, batteries, motors). We have some almost brand new parts available as well for a discount (no shipping cost). You can inquire about purchasing these at the lobby or email [email protected] to reserve them in advance. Here is a parts list 

The event will be live streamed at




We invite your teams to participate in the first Northern California VRC Spin Up Silicon Valley Tournament.

Looking forward to seeing your teams at the tournament.

Please note: all events will receive state championship award bids based on the REC Foundation Qualifying Criteria. As such, this event must meet all requirements for a Qualifying Event to receive bids to the state championship released in July 2022. 

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging




Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 29-Jan-2023

525 Los Coches St
525 Los Coches Street
Milpitas, California 95035
United States

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8:00 AM

  Doors, pits, and practice fields open; Check-In  and inspection begin

9:15 AM

  Inspection closes and Driver Meeting begins

9:30 AM

  Qualification matches begin

12:00 PM

  Lunch break begins & Skills

12:45 PM

  Qualification matches resume

4:30 PM

  Qualification matches and skills conclude

4:45 PM

  Alliance selection begins

5:00 PM    Elimination Matches Begin

6:00 PM

  Finals matches begin

6:30 PM

  Tournament champions crowned and awards ceremony


We always appreciate volunteers. Please  fill out this form if you're interested in volunteering. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Bad weather should not affect this event. In case of a cancellation, the event partner will contact you as early as possible. Teams should make sure their contact information in is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund and Payment Policies

Teams who have registered but have not paid or submitted a PO 6-weeks prior to the event will be removed from the event unless special arrangement has been made with the Event Partner.

If the event is cancelled, a full event registration (minus $5) refund will be given to all paid teams. Teams are responsible for their own transportation and hotel costs.

Health and Safety Policies

Please follow all personal safety and health guidelines by the county. Mask is not mandatory but advice you to wear it.

Date: 29-Jan-2023
525 Los Coches St
525 Los Coches Street
Milpitas, California 95035
United States

Travel Info

Maps link to Event Venue.

This is close to several restaurants with take away and dine in (subject to current COVID health restrictions) facilities apart from food ordering apps.


Note: Venue is subject to change to a nearby location, based on local health restrictions.


Judging Format

This will be a combination of in person and remote judging, details will be announced closer to the event.